The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur has joined hands with a Gurugram-based ed-tech startup iXRLabs. To see experience of students with VR, aspirants can check the official website — ivarlab.iitkgp.ac.in.
As part of this partnership, iVAR lab will share students’ experiences with virtual reality modules created by iXRLabs in areas like civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical.
Experts are hoping that this collaboration will promote research and innovation in the field of virtual reality for educational purposes. The two organisations hope that their collaboration will significantly improve students’ educational experiences.
The modules in these programmes will cover a wide range of industrial settings, including machineries, plant tours, and experiments, such as a jet engine, thermal power plant, and universal testing machine. Also, the iVAR lab will provide inputs in the writing and development of a research paper/white paper based on the pilot project.
According to Dr. Kaushal Kumar Bhagat of the iVAR Lab at IIT Kharagpur, “the collaboration will facilitate and foster the research and innovation on the applications of virtual reality in education and training, which will pave the way for a new era of immersive learning experiences that can transform the way students acquire knowledge and skills.”